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Principal Scientist - Ceramics & Plastics - Job Opening ID: 571402

The Super Abrasives Division is seeking a Principal Scientist at the Saint-Gobain North America’s Research Center.


The qualified candidate will have knowledge of engineering, material science, experience with plating technologies and metallurgy are a plus. The candidate will lead product and process development projects in a team approach working closely with product management, manufacturing and customers. Ability to interact across a broad range of levels, cultures, expertise, and geographic regions is required.


In this position the incumbent will be responsible for:

  • Establishing project strategy in collaboration with stakeholders, assigning the work with the team and insuring the execution is done in a timely manner and within budget using standard project management tools.
  • Actively communicating to the stakeholders including technical results, progress towards targets and potential delays.
  • Insuring quality of the work produced by the team including thorough analyses of data, development of new test method and use of collaboration with Competency Research Lab as needed; concise and thorough technical reports written in a timely manner.
  • Leading a team composed of technicians and engineers. Responsible for setting up individual objectives, provide trainings and regular feedbacks.



  • BS Degree with a minimum of 15+ years’ experience, or MS with 10+ years’ experience, or PhD with 6+ years’ experience in Chemical, Mechanical or Material Science.
  • R&D industry experience with proven record of successful product development from ideation to launch.
  • Must possess a body of technical work commensurate with their years of experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge in HSE.
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry, metallurgy are a plus.
  • Ability to travel 30%.





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